Huawei may be deep in the middle of uncertainty regarding its future in the Android ecosystem but it is not letting any of that stand in the way of it providing software updates to users of its smartphones around the world.
“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those have been sold or still in stock globally,” part of a short statement from the company provided to the press in the wake of a Reuters report that Huawei’s Android license had been revoked by Google read.
Since then, the Chinese device maker has been very guarded about the next steps, at least on an official basis with only the company’s founder giving media interviews to emphasise the company’s strong will to outlast not only the US Department of Commerce’s blacklisting but also to continue leading the way as far as technology goes.
That is starting to change as Huawei takes on a more bullish stance about its future prospects as it moves to reassure users of its devices around the world of continued support just like it had promised them previously.
The latest such attempt is the popping up of a site called Huawei Answers which, even though appearing to be targeting the company’s customers in the United Kingdom, sets out to set the record straight and debunk some misinformation that has been circulating over the last few weeks, something that other customers around the world can also take note of.
In the 9-point list debunking popular rumours one by one, one cannot miss the ninth which gives us, for the first time, a clear picture of Huawei’s future Android plans. The company plans to upgrade most of its recent smartphones to the next version of Android, Q.
Led by the Huawei Mate 20 Pro which is one of the 24 smartphones from various device makers that are enrolled in the Android Q beta testing programme, 16 other Huawei smartphones are also set to get a taste of Android 10.
Here is the whole list:
- P30 Pro
- Mate 20
- Mate 20 Pro
- PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS
- P30 lite
- P smart 2019
- P smart+ 2019
- P smart Z
- Mate 20 X
- Mate 20 X (5G)
- P20 Pro
- Mate 10 Pro
- PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 10
- Mate 10
- Mate 20 Lite
Given that Huawei’s temporary license expires in August resulting in uncertainty regarding its status in the Android ecosystem, this is such a strong statement by Huawei as it is effectively backing its hardware with the latest software just as would be expected under normal circumstances.